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Williamsburg Is Over
Summer’s almost here, so I decided to take a walk in Williamsburg, and it just reassured me that… thinks are really over for this neighborhood. I moved to Greenpoint (a sister neighbor...

Where is love?
Love has been on my mind recently (and probably has been unconsciously for a while now) and I started thinking about where to find it. I know it’s a pretty odd thing (you can&rsqu...

It’s Your Man Or...Your Girlfriend?
I recently noticed a very scary pattern, and I’m wondering what is causing it. I’ve noticed that women are a bit lost and confused as to what kind of partner they want to have by thei...

Should I Dump Him?
I was just sitting in the sauna at my gym last week, and I couldn’t help but overheard the conversation of two women around my age (even though I was trying very hard to focus on the guys in spe...

We all pretend it’s normal…
We all pretend that life in NY is normal. Just today I had the day off, which isn’t usually for a Thursday, and I decided to go to the gym before noon. I got on a train at 10am and...

What If I Told You That You Can Have a Different Life?
I know I will sound very naïve now, but I had a recent revelation I would like to share with you. I started thinking about the choices we make and why we actually make them. Those who have rea...

Poor Rich Kids
I have mentioned money in NYC on Just Like NY a few times already. There is a lot of money here, and people spend lots of it on a variety of weird and stupid things sometimes....

Do You Want To Be Famous?
Because I’ve been living here for almost five years now, I tend to forget what kind of place NYC is. It’s where fantasy keeps meeting reality. The longer you live here, the more “...

Double Standard – Why Are Women Treated Differently?
I had a situation that I wrote about on Facebook, but I want to write more about it, because there is more to it.  So there was a guy, a customer of mine who I had met maybe three times, who&n...

Why Having a Boyfriend Will Not Make You Happy?
When I was a teenage girl (that is one week ago… just kidding), my biggest dream was to have a boyfriend. Especially since a weekly column called “Love Story” from “Bravo&r...

What Happens Once You Stop Caring If People Like You?
What happens once you stop caring if people like you…? It’s simple – your life starts changing. Yes, it’s that huge. One day I realized that it happened to me – that ...

Men and Sex
What is it that men want when it comes to sex…? The thing is: they want to have everything. Including a virgin. That’s the funniest part. I didn’t have a lot of sex in my life (c...
2013-09-18 Discover NY

MoMA PS1 Warm Up Party


MoMA PS1, 31 August, 2013, photo by Rajas Karnik At last I visited a place known to most of New Yorkers: MoMA PS1 (and decided to celebrate my birthday here!). It’s a quintessence of New York itself. It’s surrounded by concrete and steeped in art. It’s full of fashionable, smiling people, enjoying their drinks and dancing to the rhythm of new bands. Maybe it’s not exactl
2013-09-14 Living in NY

Life On the Go


Union Squre, June 2013 One of the many differences between New York streets and those of any other city is that you can truly experience the so-called everyday life here. In Poland, as well as in many other European countries, there’s a clear division between what’s private and what’s public. Here it matters far less. The main borderline should be drawn rather between what&rsq
2013-09-12 Discover NY

Station to Station, or Art by Train(ing)


6th September 2013 at Cine Magic Riverfron Studios, Willimsburg, Brooklyn. Since art has been my interest for a long time now (even if I don’t always understand it and I’m by no means an expert), I’m eager to attend any artistic event I can. As soon as I learned about the “Station to Station” project, I knew I wanted to experience it. It was described as a “h
2013-09-06 It's all about sex

Sex and the city


I’m sure that most of you wonder whether sex over here is really what it looked like in the notorious TV show. Let me clarify things right away: yes, it is exatctly that. More often than not, it seems to me that sex is one of the easiest things to get in this city. It’s all a consequence of what I’ve been writing about at „Just Like NY” from the very beginning: dive
2013-09-05 It's all about sex

Men with Golden Tongues


I’m surprised myself that I didn’t call my website „Men of New York”. Since I’m single, men attract my attention all the time. And since the same thing I recently wrote about women goes for men over here, I’m in a fix. How can I possibly pick just one item from the fascinating mix I’m surrounded with? In New York, I meet all nationalities I could ever dr
2013-09-03 Living in NY

Red is for Walking


  Try not to walk At a pedestrian crossing in New York you will see either a white light (the equivalent of polish green) or a red one. Both have the same meaning: just walk. When a New Yorker crosses a street, he or she is not looking what light it is: they look if there’s a car approaching. Sometimes I even feel the lights are completely disposable here. Sure, the drivers will honk,
2013-08-30 Living in NY

New York Women


 Nolita, Manhattan June 2013 If you happen to be a man who loves beautiful women – you have to come to New York City. Some say Polish women are beautiful (and of course they are!) but New York women are even more gorgeous. Why is that? Because women from all over the world come here. You will meet many „mixtures” here – women whose parents come from different parts of
2013-08-28 Living in NY

DISTANCES!!!


The fact that New York offers so many attractions, cultural events and concerts makes your heart grow but also can get on your last nerve. When I check weekly listings of what’s in store for me in NY, on the one hand I’m happy that the city offers so much, but on the other I realize that I won’t be able to take part even in a moderate part of those events. There are a couple of

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